Session 1: How are we doing?


Session 1: How are we doing?
gospel shaped outreach
Session 1:
How are we
It’s no accident that you know the people you do. It’s no accident that
they’re in your path. They need the gospel. You know the gospel.
God wants them to hear the gospel.
Rico Tice
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.
Martin Luther
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered;
it is a command to be obeyed.
J. Hudson Taylor
99The Gospel and Personal Evangelism (Mark Dever)
99Honest Evangelism (Rico Tice)
99Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (J.I. Packer)
99Simple Church (Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger)
99The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ (Ray Ortlund)
99Seven Things I’m Learning About Evangelism:
gospel shaped outreach
Session 2:
Who is Jesus?
To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins
and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that as the
reigning Lord he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gift of
the Spirit to all who repent and believe.
John Stott
We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple
gospel. Man’s fall, his needs of a new birth, forgiveness through atonement,
and salvation as a result of faith, these are our battle-axe and weapons of war.
C.H. Spurgeon
I have but one passion: It is he, it is he alone. The world is the field and the
field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can
be most used in winning souls for Christ.
Nikolaus Ludwin von Zinzendorf
99Jesus the King (Tim Keller)
99The Cross of Christ (John Stott)
99Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus (Don Carson)
99What is the Gospel? (Greg Gilbert)
99Original Jesus (Carl Laferton)
99Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart (J.D. Greear)
99Jesus did More to Save Us than Die:
99Jesus is Fully Human:
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Session 3:
Who are we?
Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he
intends or designs it or not. He may be a blot … or he may be a blessing …
but a blank he cannot be.
Thomas Chalmers
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ … if they are
not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible
itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.
C.S. Lewis
Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue
mission within a yard of hell.
C.T. Studd
99The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission
(Christopher Wright)
99Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus (Mack Stiles)
99The Best-Kept Secret of Christian Mission (John Dickson)
Autobiographies and biographies of missionaries:
99Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Elisabeth Elliot)
99Hudson Taylor (J. Hudson Taylor)
99God’s Smuggler (Brother Andrew and John Sherrill)
99C.T. Studd: Cricketer and Pioneer (Norman Grubb)
99Adoniram Judson: Devoted for Life (Vance Christie)
99Evangelism and the Sunday Morning Pulpit:
gospel shaped outreach
Session 4:
Who are we
How do we react to those around us? Do we see their success, their
possessions, their confidence, all the things that are impressive? Or do we
see that, deep down, they are harassed and helpless, wandering in what John
Calvin called a ‘ruinous labyrinth,’ that exits only into death.
Rico Tice
God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell!
C.H. Spurgeon
99Romans 1 – 7 For You, chapters 2 – 5 (Tim Keller)
99The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World (ed. John Piper &
Justin Taylor)
99Counterfeit Gods (Tim Keller)
99The Intolerance of Tolerance (Don Carson)
99Good News to the Poor (Tim Chester)
99How Churches can Evangelize their Neighborhoods: gospelshapedchurch.
99Four Lessons for Evangelism Across Economic Boundaries:
99How to Share the Gospel with Muslims:
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Session 5:
What is the
gospel plan?
The Spirit of Christ is the Spirit of missions. The nearer we get to him, the
more intensely missionary we become.
Henry Martyn
There is not a better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.
D.L. Moody
99The Scriptures Testify about Me: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old
Testament (ed. Don Carson)
99God’s Big Picture (Vaughan Roberts)
99The Big Story (Justin Buzzard)
99From Creation to New Creation (Tim Chester)
99Christ is not Just Another Theme in the Old Testament:
99Don’t you Know Jesus is Real?
gospel shaped outreach
Session 6:
How should we
Until the gate of hell is shut upon a man, we must not cease to pray for him.
And if we see him hugging the very doorposts of damnation, we must go to
the mercy seat and beseech the arm of grace to pluck him from his dangerous
position. While there is life there is hope.
C.H. Spurgeon
Work as if everything depended on you. Pray as if everything depended
on God.
99The Best-Kept Secret of Christian Mission, chapter 4 (John Dickson)
99A Praying Life (Paul Miller)
99Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation
(Jason Mandryk)
99What if I’m not a Gifted Evangelist?
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Session 7:
What do we say?
I have found that when I present the simple message of the gospel of Jesus
Christ, with authority, quoting from the very Word of God—he takes that
message and drives it supernaturally into the human heart.
Billy Graham
Our business is to present the Christian faith in modern terms, not to
propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal.
J.I. Packer
99Honest Evangelism, especially chapter 5 (Rico Tice)
99Know and Tell the Gospel (John Chapman)
99The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, especially chapters 2 and 5
(Mark Dever)
99Speaking of Jesus (Mack Stiles)
99Tell the Truth (Will Metzger)
99The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (Tim Keller)
99If You Could Ask God One Question (Paul Williams & Barry Cooper)
Gospel Outlines:
99Two Ways To Live: The Choice We All Face (Tony Payne and Phillip Jensen)
99Bridge To Life (The Navigators)
99Jesus: Who, Why, So What? (Christianity Explored Ministries)
99The Story (Spread Truth Ministries)
99Don’t Just Share your Testimony:
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Session 8:
How do we
Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism—obedience and love are.
Rebecca Manley Pippert
Cruel wretches are we to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly
to hell, than we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them.
Richard Baxter
99The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, chapter 4 (Mark Dever)
99Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing your Christian Convictions
(Greg Koukl)
99Out of the Saltshaker & into the World (Rebecca Manley Pippert)
99Speaking of Jesus (Mack Stiles)
99The Unchurched Next Door (Thom Rainer)
99The Unbelievable Gospel (Jonathan Dodson)
99Questioning Evangelism (Randy Newman)
99Becoming a Contagious Christian (Bill Hybels & Mark Mittelberg)
99How Your Church can Grow in Evangelism (video)
99A Simple and Radical Key to Evangelistic Breakthrough
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Session 9:
How do we keep
If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor
at a white heat, it is … the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.
C.H. Spurgeon
We should never stop at having won a soul for Christ. By this, we have done
only half the work. Every soul won for Christ must be made to be a soul-winner.
Richard Wurmbrand
99The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, chapter 6 (Mark Dever)
99Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus (Mack Stiles)
99The Best-Kept Secret of Christian Mission (John Dickson)
99LiveGrowKnow: Your Life with Christ (DVD curriculum) (Rebecca Manley
99Center Church (Tim Keller)
99How to Create a Culture of Evangelism